LeBron James has said that “The Golden Boy” and 3-time champion Steph Curry would be “GREAT” in any NBA era.
Recently Lakers star LeBron James commented on an Instagram post that he believes Curry would be a legend in any NBA era.
The original post was a question asking the fans that whether Steph Curry would be an effective player in the 1990s when physical play was the style of play not like today’s NBA of skill and strategy.
What makes Steph Curry great?
Steph Curry revolutionised the sport of basketball with his insane ball handling, and one of a kind ability to hit 3s from any part of the court.
With the Warriors feeding off Curry’s skill(and Thompson’s), the team as a whole changed how the game of NBA is played. All teams started focussing on their 3 point percentage and players started working on their range.
Curry pioneered this shift in basketball strategy, where initially coaches wanted their players to get as close to the rim to make their shot. Now, deep 3s are the norm, and Steph Curry has played a massive, massive role in it.
Two days ago, LeBron said Steph would be “GREAT!!!” in any era of basketball. pic.twitter.com/pWQcHwOcvf
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The rivalry between Warriors and Cavaliers
The rivalry between Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers is new as they have faced each other four times in NBA finals in a row (2015 to 2018). Fans have also witnessed the fierce competition between LeBron James and Steph Curry during the four finals as James showed some disrespect towards Curry after blocking his shot in Game 6 of 2016 NBA Finals.
The relation between LeBron James and Steph Curry
Both players do not consider themselves to be rivals, but embrace the competition and on-court antics that happen between the two, as it drives them both to do great things.
As Curry told The Ringer’s Bill Simmons back in 2018, there is a “mutual respect” between the two superstars
The two players are arguably amongst the top 10 NBA players of all time and they have time and again proved their worth, with LeBron even a threat to Michael Jordan’s legacy(owing to LeBron’s superior individual overall statistics)
Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors this season
Curry also appreciated the Laker’s historic Comeback against them in the NBA Finals. Cavaliers were down (3-1) and from there they win the championship (3-4). LeBron was the finals MVP, taking inspiring the Cavs to script the greatest playoff comeback of all time.
Curry only played five games in the current season due to the broken left hand. Curry averaged 20.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists in the five games he played. Warriors have a tough time in this season as they are at the bottom of the Western Conference and are not among the 22 teams invited to the bubble.
Steve Kerr’s roster is hoped to come back strongly in the next season with Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins leading the charge.